Two day workshop in Annapolis Royal. MHFA Basic Certification focuses on the 4 most common mental health disorders: substance, mood, anxiety/trauma, and psychotic disorders.
Sun Minzhou and I will be leading a two-day workshop where you will:
- Learn techniques to help you understand, manage and process your emotions;
- Explore key concepts and philosophies from these ancient practices in a way that is relevant to contemporary life;
- Understand how to practice mediation safely, and when meditation is not recommended.
I teamed up with the wonderful Melissa Jay to assist counsellors in expanding their embodiment skills.
In this session, we explore:
- Current research findings on yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for mental health practice;
- Trauma-informed considerations for yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, including contraindications and scope of practice;
-Ways to embody presence and integrate yoga, meditation, and mindfulness into session and your life.
Participants are given an overview of two key yoga principles: the Pancha Kosha model of self, and theories of human suffering and healing as presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. These frameworks serve as a taking off point for examining chronic pain, substance misuse, anxiety, and depression.
Moving beyond yoga postures, this presentation encourages participants to honour the full spectrum of wisdom offered by classical yoga theories and techniques.
Past events- contact Amy to be notified when these workshops are offered again
In this introductory workshop, participants are given an overview to the five elements used in Ayurveda (air, fire, water, ether, and earth) as well as a simple assessment of personal constitutional type (dosha). We will then explore the six tastes and each participant will create a customized self massage (Abhyanga) oil to bring home.